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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 1,065 events
from January 20, 2018 to December 29, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Jan20

Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around.
Category: Art, Winter Holidays
Free!

Jan20

Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land.
Category: Art
Free!

Jan20

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan20

Ultimate Fitness Frenzy

at Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a frenzy of fitness activities to start your new year! Activities include: spin cycling, Latin Fusion, AfroBox, Yoga, and AB classes.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Jan20

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Category: Education, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan20

Elmhurst Stop 'N' Swap

at PS 13 Clement C. Moore, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop 'N' Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce waste sent to landfills.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Jan20

Survival Series #1: Fire Making Skills

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Jan20

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. All skill levels are welcome.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

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Event
Jan20

Seasonal Jewelry Making

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Create winter-inspired jewelry both crafted and upcycled materials. Learn introductory techniques and make easy-to-love pieces! Ages 12+.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Jan20

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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